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FBI shuts down 15 DDoS-for-hire “booter” sites

The FBI seized 15 internet domains associated with DDoS-for-hire services and announced criminal charges against three individuals charged with operating the platforms. On Dec. 19 the FBI seized the domains of 15 “booter” services, named as such because they result in “booting” or dropping the targeted sites from the internet, that allowed paying users to…

Huntsville Hospital in Alabama notifies job applicants of data breach

Huntsville Hospital in Alabama is reporting the information of job applicants who applied to the facility may be at risk after a breach at a recruiting firm it uses. The hospital’s online application vendor Jobscience, a cloud computing firm that helps staffing and recruiting organizations, experienced a breach which could affect thousands across the country.…

Phishing scam claims recall on exploding Barclays credit cards

Scammers are taking phishing attack low tech in a scheme targeting Barclays customers, claiming that a recall has been issued for customers cards because their EMV chips could explode. The crooks are sending out letters in postal mail instructing users to return their debit and debit cards via mail and to include their PIN numbers…

FireEye warns China’s Belt and Road Initiative will spark uptick in cyberespionage

FireEye researchers are cautioning Malaysian organizations to be on the lookout for elevated cyberespionage attacks that could result from recent political developments concerning China’s Belt & Road Initiative. The “One Belt, One Road” or “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) is an ambitious, multi-year, $1 trillion USD endeavor to build land and maritime trade routes across Asia…

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